United Airlines recently renewed its contract for the SchedConnect codeshare management solution of Lufthansa Systems. SchedConnect supports airlines in the optimization and management of codeshare flights, reduce costs and increase revenues. United Airlines has been using the solution since 2016.
“We have found our codeshare scheduling processes have improved dramatically with SchedConnect,” said Steve Brown, Codeshare Manager of United Airlines, and continues, “It automates most of the busy work with accuracy and efficiency.”
Schedule changes have increased significantly and airlines are adjusting their operational networks more frequently and closer to departure. With SchedConnect’s flexibility to adjust the different automation levels to the business environment, these changing market conditions are easy to handle.
SchedConnect is the leading codeshare management and schedule distribution system. The solution delivers a high degree of automation by processing schedule data from 25 customers and their codeshare partners to calculate the optimal codeshare connections for the customers’ current schedules on a daily basis. If a minimum connecting time is violated due to a schedule change or cancelation, SchedConnect assigns the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight operated by the partner. Changes are sent through the reservation systems to travel agents, customers and to the operations and passenger-related systems of the airlines involved.
“Lufthansa Systems and United Airlines have a long-standing partnership. We have worked together since 2006 and look forward to continuing our successful cooperation in the future. The renewed contract is a sign of the trust in our products,” said Wesley Gilbert, Director Sales Americas at Lufthansa Systems.